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PhD Funding Opportunities at Michigan State University

Ph.D Funding Opportunities at Michigan State University

Faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences are now accepting applications for Ph.D. study in the areas of urban/economic geography and health/medical geography. Applicants with an interest in water and a background in statistical and geographic analyses and software are especially welcome. Funding is available on a competitive basis.

Specific focal areas/skills encouraged:

1.      Statistical analysis using Stata, SAS and/or R

2.      Geospatial statistical analysis using ArcMap, Geoda, SaTScan, QGIS

3.      Economic analyses of water availability and/or affordability

Water-health nexus with an emphasis on equity and environmental justice

The department is one of the largest geography departments in the United States and Michigan’s only geography PhD program. In 2017, the department received a national top-ten research ranking. MSU is also a Big Ten Academic Alliance Member which gives students the opportunity to take a wide range of courses at other Alliance universities. 

If interested, please send a curriculum vitae (CV) and a writing sample by December 1, 2017.

Prospective urban/economic geography students should contact Dr. Elizabeth Mack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (www.elizabethmack.com). Prospective health/medical geography students should contact Dr. Amber Pearson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (https://msu.edu/~apearson/).

Interested applicants must apply and be admitted to the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences (http://geo.msu.edu/). The deadline for applications is December 31 to be considered for full funding and to be admitted Fall of 2018. Application instructions may be accessed via this link: (http://geo.msu.edu/graduate-information/apply/). International applicants please note: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for entry into US graduate programs. Other requirements can be found by visiting the website above.

  

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